Houlton United Methodist Church

The First Sign

God did many miracles throughout the Bible, and in the four Gospels there were many miracles performed by Jesus. One of the common words for miracles used in the New Testament was dynameis in Greek. Unlike Matthew, Mark, and Luke, the Apostle John intentionally used another word semeia, which literally means “signs.” A sign is something indicating the existence of something else. John carefully chose 7 signs that point us to Jesus. In John 20:30-31 he tells us the reason why he wrote the book, saying “Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” The first sign is written in today’s passage. Jesus turns water into wine.


Jo-Ann Barton

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